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Twitter 'Big Data' Could Provide Valuable Details About Transgender Individuals’ Health and Social Needs

Researchers and public health officials have looked for ways to better understand the health concerns of transgender populations, so social "big data" technologies like Twitter offer an untapped rich source of information that they can use for the...
19-May-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Drug That Can Prevent the Onset of Diabetes Is Rarely Used

Few doctors are prescribing a low-cost drug that has been proven effective in preventing the onset of diabetes. New research finds that only 3.7 percent of U.S. adults with pre-diabetes were prescribed metformin during a recent three-year period.
29-Apr-2015 9:05 PM EDT

Parents Describe Arduous Journey to Pediatric Epileptic Surgery When Their Child’s Disease Becomes Resistant to Anti-Seizure Meds

Now, parents share their arduous and “circuitous” journey to get referrals for pediatric epilepsy surgery once their child’s disease stops responding to anti-seizure medications. The UCLA study sheds light on the difficulties parents face...
29-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

In Utero Exposure to Extreme Morning Sickness May Cause Developmental Deficits in Children


Women who experience extreme morning sickness during pregnancy are three times more likely to have children with developmental issues, including attention disorders and language and speech delays, than woman who have normal nausea and vomiting, a...
20-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UCLA Stroke Study Honored by Clinical Research Forum

A UCLA-led study on improving stroke care was selected by the Clinical Research Forum (CRF) as one of the 10 most outstanding research papers written by teams from across the nation in 2014.
20-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

LGBT-Competent Physicians Are Scarce at U.S. Academic Medical Practices

Only 9 percent of U.S. academic medical practices have procedures for connecting patients to LGBT-competent physicians, and only 4 percent had policies for identifying those physicians. In addition, only 15 percent had lists of LGBT-competent...
17-Apr-2015 6:05 PM EDT

59 Percent of California Physicians Support Affordable Care Act

77 percent of California primary care and specialty physicians understand the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 59 percent support it. Also, 525 doctors surveyed believe ACA will steer the country’s health care in the...
14-Apr-2015 8:05 PM EDT

Characteristic Pattern of Protein Deposits in Brains of Retired NFL Players Who Suffered Concussions


A new UCLA study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are exposed to repetitive brain injuries. Using a new...
6-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions


12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

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